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Clinical Services at Rush Kyphoplasty & Vertebroplasty

Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty is indicated for painful compression fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine caused by osteoporosis. When the pain associated with these fractures are unresponsive to conservative managment, a kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty is sometimes indicated.

Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty involves injecting a cement-like material into the fractured vertebrae with the goal of stabilizing the fracture and reducing the pain. Kyphoplasty involves an additional step during which a special balloon is inserted into the fractured vertebrae and inflated The purpose of this is to attempt to restore the height of the vertebrae prior to injecting the cement-like material.


 

Spine and Back Care at Rush

The Spine and Back Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, brings together the expertise of specialists from different disciplines in one location, pinpointing and treating the sources of spine, back and neck pain while offering the latest, most innovative nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.

At Rush, highly trained neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons and physiatrists (doctors who specialize in physical rehabilitation), nurses and physical therapists, come together for a team approach to spine, back and neck care.

For more information visit the Spine and Back Center home page.

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Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is a leader in caring for people of all ages, from newborns through older adults.

Just phone (888) 352-RUSH or (888) 352-7874 for help finding the Rush doctor who’s right for you.


 





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